200,000 EVs Recalled

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Tesla, the supposedly “innovative” electric vehicle giant, has initiated a significant recall of nearly 200,000 vehicles due to a software issue impacting the rearview cameras.

This problem poses a potential risk for crashes, as highlighted by authorities last week.

This recall, covering the 2023 Model S, X, and Y vehicles, was communicated to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by Tesla.

The issue lies in software instability that could result in the rearview camera’s display not functioning while reversing, reducing the driver’s visibility and escalating the risk of accidents.

Specifically, the affected vehicles are those equipped with the advanced full self-driving computer 4.0 and running software versions between 2023.44.30 to 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100.

This flaw prompted Tesla to release an over-the-air software update to address the problem, provided at no cost to vehicle owners. Tesla aimed to have informed all affected owners by March 22, as per NHTSA’s guidelines.

The NHTSA emphasized the legal obligation for manufacturers to avoid selling or distributing vehicles or equipment with known safety defects once reported to the agency. However, this restriction lifts once the vehicles are repaired as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

As of late January, Tesla had received 82 warranty complaints about this issue, which began surfacing in late December 2023. This recall comes on the heels of another major recall by Tesla in December 2023, involving over two million vehicles due to a glitch in their Autopilot technology.

This was initiated following NHTSA investigations into several crashes linked to automated driving systems (ADS).

Interestingly, NHTSA data shows a significant fluctuation in ADS-related crashes throughout 2023, with a peak of 52 crashes in August and a notable reduction to just two in December, the lowest monthly figure for that year.